Upcoming: monochrom in Las Vegas!

Context Hacking: Some Examples of How to Mess with Art, the Media System, Law and the Market
monochrom at Las Palmas Mariachi Restaurant, Las Vegas

The term “context hacking” — like its older mimetic sibling “communication guerrilla” — refers to unconventional forms of communication and/or intervention in more conventional processes of communication. Context hacking is a specific style of political action drawing from a watchful view of the paradoxes and absurdities of power, turning these into the starting point for interventions by playing with representations and identities, with alienation and over-identification.

Johannes Grenzfurthner will present some projects by monochrom, a worldwide operating collective from Vienna dealing with technology, art, and philosophy that was founded in 1993. The group specializes in an unpeculiar mixture of proto-aesthetic fringe work, pop attitude, subcultural science, and political activism. Their mission is conducted everywhere, but first and foremost “in culture-archaeological digs into the seats (and pockets) of ideology and entertainment.”

When, where?
August 11, 2013; 8 pm at Las Palmas Mariachi Restaurant, 953 East Sahara Avenue Suite A27, Las Vegas, Nevada 89104, USA.

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